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Category: Edition 2022

The story is set in Turin today and unfolds around the sixteen-year-old Nina and her group of friends, struggling with sex, love, friendships, the construction of one's identity and all the difficult dynamics that make adolescence the most powerful and explosive moment of our lives. Nina is a 'normal' girl: she is studious, she has a perfect boyfriend she is in love with, but she does not feel ready for her 'first time' and wonders why she is supposed to be abnormal. Nina also has a great talent: she is a very good cartoonist and she sublimates her doubts, desires and uncertainties by throwing herself headlong into drawing and creativity. Will Nina be able to take the plunge? Will she be able to feel the same as everyone else? And above all, is this what she really wants?

Original Title 5 minuti prima
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology TV Series, Special Event
Duration 8x25'
Production Year 2022
Nationality Italy
Directed by Duccio Chiarini
Screenplay Laura Grimaldi, Oliviero Del Papa, Simona Nobile, Luca Padrini
Director of photography Debora Vrizzi
Main cast Tecla Marianna Insolia, Ludovica Ciaschetti, Alessandro Garbin, Simone Fumagalli, Edoardo Pagliai, Isnaba Na Montche, Laura Martinelli, Francesco Siciliano, Tatiana Lepore, Olivia Manescalchi, Vincent Calogero, Valentina Carnelutti
Produced by Riccardo Brun, Paolo Rossetti, Francesco Siciliano
Production Rai Fiction-Panamafilm

Foto ChiariniDuccio Chiarini

A graduate of the London Film School, he wrote and directed many short films before presenting the documentary HIT THE ROAD, NONNA at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. In 2014 he presented his first feature film SHORT SKIN at the Venice Film Festival, in the Biennale College Cinema section. The film was then selected at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and won the Ciak D'oro as best first work in the same year. In 2018 he presented his second film L'OSPITE (developed at the Cinéfondation Résidence in Cannes) at the Locarno Film Festival in the Piazza Grande section and in 2020 he made the documentary L'OCCHIO DI VETRO. The film premiered at the Festival dei Popoli (where it was awarded as best Italian documentary) and was distributed in theaters by Istituto Luce in the summer of 2021.

Director's statement

“The idea of ​​this series is to tell the bewildered fragility with which so many adolescents still live their first sexual experiences today despite many superficial representations describe them as a very uninhibited generation. Torn between the desire to open up to others and the fear of being wounded in her most fragile part, Nina risks staying and watching life flow in front of her without the possibility of participating in the complex game of love, game in which everyone around her apparently throw themselves with less fear. The problematic relationship with sex and the affections experienced by Nina, around which the stories of the co-stars unfold, composes a delicate mosaic that gently tells a more intimate and deep transition to adulthood. "

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